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Draining a pond

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 14:08

If you're worried about the amount of fish in the pond, you could always move some into a holding tank - split them up. I wouldn't have thought it would be an issue though - they'll spend most of the winter down there together anyway 

Planting a conifer - help on selection

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:49

That made me laugh - like your style a1154  

I love the fact you were initially looking for one conifer, and now you have 4 + trees....

Glad you got some trees you like. Enjoy them all  

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:44

Happy birthday W'song - hope you have a terrific day.

Have a little cake and a break from DIY...


Planting Ideas

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:41

Hebes - lots of varieties and they're very happy in containers. Should be fine at that altitude too. You may find that whatever you choose, you'll have to shelter it a bit in winter. Pop it round to a different corner!

Holly will take it though. You could always have something less robust for most of the year, and do a swap for a holly in late autumn for a few months 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:36

bumping up for Joanna 

Aquilegias help

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:35

We also have a seed/plant swap thread here Joanna, so you can always swap some of yours and get some different ones form others here. Fidget will get you off to a good start 

I'll try and find it and bump it for you to have a look.

Black Barlow is very pretty.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:31

Hello all - the weekend starts here  

The temp here is currently 2.5 degrees. We had every type of weather this morning - wind, rain, sleet, snow and sun!  

Pat - live wrigglers....

T'bird - these *$@**#*s shouldn't just be charged for the callout - they should be charged a fortune then jailed. Some people get an adrenaline rush from doing dangerous stuff. I don't have an issue with that -  what I do have an issue with is them calling out emergency services when it all goes tits up. Risk your own life if you want, but don't risk other people's. Not as if they could use the helicopter either - 60/70/80 mph winds, snow and rain on the tops yesterday and today - those men will have had to walk every sodding inch up there in the pitch black to get him.

Can you tell I'm just a bit angry? 

Hosta - at least you'll have less washing when you come back from your hols soon 

Good result Dove. The turkey steam will help your cold too....


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:05

Dove - don't get me started on these idiots...

...and it's why I think good, maintained paths on popular hills are sometimes a really bad idea. 

Enjoy your day DD. Glad your OH's  on the mend now too 


planting perenials

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:01

Verdun's right Chris, and even in spring when you have better, stronger plants to put out, you'll need to protect them well if you have rabbits. They'll have a go at most things, and especially nice soft, new growth on perennials as they emerge. 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:54

Unfortunately, a warm compost bin is perfect for weed seeds to germinate. Like Logan, I never put anything in that's started seeding, they go in the brown bin for collection. I often get tomatoes growing though!

As Dave says, hoe off any that pop up in spring. It will be so beneficial to your other plants, so it's a small price to pay.

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